- NEW YORK (CNN)-- Five boys at a Brooklyn middle school were arrested Wednesday
and charged with conspiracy to bomb their graduation ceremony after police
found a bomb-making manual and apparent hit list on school grounds, authorities
- The identities of the boys, aged 13 or
14, have not been released.
- Chiara Coletti, a New York City Schools
spokeswoman, said all five were good, computer-savvy students. Four had
very good attendance records at McKinley Junior High.
- Coletti told CNN that a female student
overheard the boys talking about the alleged plot to set off a bomb at
McKinley's graduation ceremony on June 28.
- She said the girl told a faculty member
and the police were notified.
- A police search turned up a bomb-making
manual, a list of potential victims and letters to be sent to those potential
victims. No bombs or bomb-making materials were found on school premises.
- The boys were arrested and arraigned
on charges of second degree conspiracy, which is a felony.
- New York City Schools Chancellor Rudy
Crew will be at the school to greet students and parents as they arrive